I am trying to connect the earliest Bartling in my family research to ones I found from an earlier time period. Let's see if this makes any sense.
My family origins are in Dudensen. Almost all the Bartling's are shown as being born there. However the earliest one, Heinrich Ludolf Bartling was born about 1744 in Baumeuhle, M, Beversen, Hannover. He died in Dudensen.
I then received some information about a census in 1689 where a Harmen Bartling resided in Baumuhle. Different spelling but the same place I think. Harmen had four children only one of which was a son. Johan Heinrich Bartling was born in 1680.
As there are sixty four years between the birth of Johan and the birth of Heinrich there must be one or possibly two generations for which I have no information. I would think the place to look would be Baumeuhle as Heinrich was born there.
Does anyone have any suggestion as to how I might find the missing links ?
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